17 of the Charter of the United
Nations provides that “The General Assembly shall
consider and approve the budget of the Organization; that
the expenses of the Organization shall be borne by the Members
as apportioned by the General Assembly; and that the General
Assembly shall consider and approve any financial and budgetary
arrangements with specialized agencies referred to in Article
57 and shall examine the administrative budgets of such
specialized agencies with a view to making recommendations
to the agencies concerned”.
Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary Questions),
as reaffirmed by General Assembly resolution 45/248 B, Sect.
VI, is the appropriate Main Committee of the General Assembly
entrusted with responsibilities for administration and budgetary
to the increased workload of the Fifth Committee during
the past years, it has now become the standard practice
that the Committee meets, not only during the main part
of the General Assembly (September to December) but during
resumed sessions, in March and in May of a given year.
the main part of the session, the Fifth Committee considers
issues that require the approval of the General Assembly
for funding by the end of the year. The resumed session
held in March deals with issues that were not completed
during the main part of the session. In accordance with
General Assembly resolution
49/233 of 23 December 1994, the Committee considers,
at a resumed session in May each year, items relating to
the financing of peacekeeping operations. Subject to the
urgency of the matter, the Fifth Committee may, at any time,
consider the financing of a peacekeeping mission authorized
by the Security Council, at any of its sessions.